Federal Way, WA asked in Animal / Dog Law and Wrongful Death for Washington

Q: took my dog to vet afterrelatively minor dog attack.They never warned risk of shock and died 2.5 days later. Can I sue?

Took him to the vet after the attack and they cleaned him up. Next day he was trembling(likely pain) and they stabilized him. I was going to take him first thing in the morning, but he was breathing rapidly at 3 in the morning until his breathing eventually died in my arms. Had I known to watch for this I would have been able to take life saving action

1 Lawyer Answer
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing

A: Unlikely, because at best most states give you only the value of the dog in commercial terms.

However I wold suggest you contact a member of the State Of Washington Assn for Justice who handles animal issues--they give free consultations.

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